The adaptive significance of mate guarding in the soapberry bug,Jadera Haematoloma (Hemiptera: Rhopalidae)

@article{Carroll2005TheAS,
  title={The adaptive significance of mate guarding in the soapberry bug,Jadera Haematoloma (Hemiptera: Rhopalidae)},
  author={Scott P. Carroll},
  journal={Journal of Insect Behavior},
  year={2005},
  volume={4},
  pages={509-530}
}
Male soapberry bugs (Jadera haematoloma)face severe mating competition at the northern edge of their range due to male-biased adult sex ratios. Copulations lasting up to 11 days may serve a mate guarding function (encompassing four or more ovipositions), but copulation duration is highly variable, with some pairings lasting as little as 10 min. Data were… CONTINUE READING